Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Cold and rain was the theme of the past few days. Unfortunately for the guys out elk hunting, it basically just left them cold and wet, and the elk weren't moving much.

It was chilly again when we woke up this morning, but fortunately the sun shone through and it got a bit warmer. Hopefully, they're out cutting up an elk right now.

The fishing today seemed a bit slow. Not sure if the fish were sluggish due to the drastic temperature change, or if the waters were just a bit overfished after the holiday weekend. It was actually the first time that I've worn waders since I've been here due to the chill in the water. We've been wet wading the entire rest of the summer. I fished with some wonderful people, though, and had a great time. I'd show you some pictures, but unfortunately, my camera wasn't wearing waders when I half dunked it into the water. I'm really hoping that it still works after it dries out. I'm not excited about buying a new camera.

I'd also have a pretty sweet picture of a large moose drinking out of the river, not far from where my friend Rob did his best moose imitation to get us out of the willows, if I hadn't dunked the camera, but I don't have that either, so you'll just have to take my word for it that it was pretty cool.

In a strange twist of irony, it looks like I'm going to end up in Florida after all, just a bit later in the fall, and about 450 miles further south. I'm pretty excited for the opportunity, though, and I'll elaborate in a few days when I'm sure every thing's finalized.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I kept meaning to ask you about the waders. I saw the pictures of you and it looked like you were wearing just regular pants. Isn't it pretty squelchy when you get back in the car, or do you bring a dry pair to change into out there in the wilderness. Oooh...JJD half nekkid in the wilderness. This idea has potential!